What No One Tells You About Being & Doing


What is the difference between being and doing?

Being is the state of existing, the most important aspect of who you are

Doing is the act of making something happen through your actions

Human doings instead of human beings

There is nothing wrong with “Doing” and taking aligned action, we often forget the being part, which causes harmful side effects to the body, mind, heart, and soul.

When we wake up each day and go through the motions of working endless hours at a demanding job to then come home exhausted and have to deal with the chores of home life, leaves little time for being. The modern world keeps us on the hamster wheel of “Doing.” Technology keeps us constantly connected to our doing without allowing for our being.

When we are in a constant state of doing, we lose track of the pillars of our Being. When we burden ourselves with day-to-day actions that are neither conscious nor aligned, our state of being is diminished and we become stressed beyond our capacities.

Being allows us to stop and consider how we show up in the world. It enables us to reflect on our past actions and direct our efforts toward aligned and coherent goals. When we do not have aligned actions, we forget our path and offer only empty actions. We can be very busy, but our busyness only drains our energy and leaves us feeling empty instead of fulfilled.